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In the land of the midnight sun with Ruth and Alan

Finland & Norway #2 – Oulu

Finland & Norway #2 – Oulu

Day 3 (21 May): We drove on to Oulu, stopping at a roadside café decorated with a large number of bells and doing some birding on the way. After dinner, we set off for an evening with owls. A local expert took us to the nest of a Great Grey Owl that he was monitoring while the female bird stared at us with her yellow eyes from a nearby birch tree. Our ringer friend was ringing a brood of Tengmalm’s…

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Finland & Norway #1 – Messilä

Finland & Norway #1 – Messilä

Day 1 (19th May): Paul, Shirley and I arrived at Helsinki airport and met rest of group and our local guide, Tuomas Seimola. We drove to Lahti area where we spent two nights at the Manor Hotel in Messilä and on the first evening we had a lovely meal opposite the old Hollolan church followed by a walk to the edge a lake. Day 2 (20 May): Birding around the Hauho-Lahti area started with a Wryneck in the garden of…

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